By Gene and Katie Hamilton
DIYORNOT.COM is celebrating its 20 year anniversary as an online publication. The site was launched in 1999 as a companion to the long-running weekly column Do It Yourself Or Not syndicated by Tribune Publishing.
The Making of a Multigenerational Home is a new feature launched on DIYORNOT.COM which is information about the growing trend of more than one family living under one roof. The feature is a resource for homeowners with ideas, suggestions and improvements and links to home plans and current articles about the topic.
The National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) announced the winners of its 68th Annual Journalism Awards Competition, recognizing excellence in reporting, writing and editing stories about residential and commercial real estate. DIYORNOT.COM was honored with the Bronze Award in the Best Web Site - Real Estate category at the Las Vegas conference.
DIYORNOT.COM changed its server to GODADDY.COM for faster and more reliable service.
Bottom Lline Personal features an article from DIYORNOT.COM in the January 15 issue
4 Terrific Home Improvements That Don't Cost a Lot.
DIYORNOT.COM launches its new responsive design so the screen adjusts to fit and appears on all three devices - laptops, tablet and smartphones - which melds the former mobile site m.diyornot.com into the new design.
The National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) announced the winners of its 65th Annual Journalism Awards Competition, recognizing excellence in reporting, writing and editing stories about residential and commercial real estate. DIYORNOT.COM was honored with the Silver Award for Best Web Site by a panel of expert judges from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.
DIYORNOT celebrates its 16th year as an online publication. Based on a newspaper column of the same name, the print edition hails back to its first publication in 1987. The long-running feature continues to appear in newspapers across the country as well as online.
Based on weekly analytics of the site a new feature "Job Cost Popular Searches" was introduced to the pages of DIYORNOT to report what job cost data that site visitors are accessing.
A ticker tape was launched to crawl across the pages of both the main and mobile sites to feature high interest job costs which site visitors frequently use. The name of the project with the DIY and PRO cost scrolls across the screen for instant access to the information.
"Bundling Home Repairs" is an article in the March issue of Real Simple magazine that features DIYORNOT. The story by Ashley Tate, covers the pros and cons of piggybacking home repairs so a homeowner hires a contractor when there are more than one repair job.
A new and improved mobile version of www.diyornot.com was launched at www.m.diyornot.com to reach the ever growing number of cell phone users accessing the Internet.
In early February Katie and Gene Hamilton of DIYORNOT were featured speakers at an AARP regional seminar discussing ideas to age proof a home. Age proofing a home is one of the most viewed topics on the web site as homeowners are seeing the benefits of making a home more comfortable and convenient for everyone who lives there.
DIYORNOT is featured in the PBS Web site Next Avenue in an article in the July 5 Newsletter "Home Repair: When Not to Do-It-Yourself "
In The Guide: Money section of the November issue of Real Simple magazine DIYORNOT and its mobile site M.DIYORNOT are featured. Titled "Bookmark This" the story gives a favorable review describing the sites with details of the free Web tool and mobile app.
We are happy to report DIYORNOT and its sidekick M.DIYORNOT is listed in the MakeUseOf Directory of popular "Cool websites and Tools" at MakeUse Of.
The Special Report "99 Great Ways to Save" in the July-August issue of the AARP Bulletin features DIYORNOT.COM and on their site www.aarp.com there's a link to our site in an article Cut Costs at Home.